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Wednesday 04 of August 2021

Peru Expels Venezuela's Ambassador to Protest Assembly 


Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro (C) listens UNASUR's General Secretary Ernesto Samper, unseen, flanked by Former Spain's President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (L) and former Panama's President Martín Torrijos after a meeting at Miraflores Presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela,photo: AP/Fernando Llano
Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro (C) listens UNASUR's General Secretary Ernesto Samper, unseen, flanked by Former Spain's President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (L) and former Panama's President Martín Torrijos after a meeting at Miraflores Presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela,photo: AP/Fernando Llano
Peru said in a statement Friday that it was giving Ambassador Diego Molero five days to leave the country

LIMA – Peru is expelling Venezuela’s ambassador as it and other nations in Latin America begin to assert more pressure on President Nicolás Maduro’s government for allegedly trampling on the constitutional order.

Peru said in a statement Friday that it was giving Ambassador Diego Molero five days to leave the country. It also refused to receive a diplomatic protest made by Maduro after Peru this week hosted foreign ministers from more than a dozen like-minded regional governments to pressure Maduro to back down from his plans to rewrite the constitution.

The opposition sees the move to retool the charter as an illegitimate power grab.